The countdown to Cookstown’s multi-million pound public realm scheme has begun.
There is one week to go until the contractors break ground on the major works next Monday (26th October) which will bring new paving, lighting, street furniture, signage and planting to the town centre.
Funded through the Department for Social Development (DSD) and Mid Ulster District Council, work begins at opposite ends of the town, starting in Loy Street moving northbound and in Oldtown Street moving southbound.
“Breaking ground is a significant milestone and I’m pleased we have reached this point,” said Councillor Linda Dillon, Chair of the Council. “Our priority now is to ensure that the work is carried out to the highest standards with the minimum of disruption to our residents, businesses and visitors. The construction programme has been designed to support that aim, completing work in stages, maintaining access to properties and keeping the town centre open for business”.
President of Cookstown Chamber of Trade, Paul Wilson, said:
“The outcome of the public realm works will make Cookstown an extremely attractive place for business and is an overall positive for the town,” he said. “While the work is on-going, the town is open for business and with construction taking place in small, defined stretches, disruption should be kept to a minimum”.
The contractor, FP McCann, has established a site office at 47a James Street (above Boots) and the 24hr site contact number is 028 7954 9090 (option 4). Queries can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and details about the works can be found by clicking here.